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COVID-19: Pastor donates food items, cash, to church members in Awka

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COVID-19: Pastor donates food items, cash, to church members in Awka

The pastor of Rhema Deliverance Mission, Awka, Dr Amaechi Nwachukwu has donated bags of rice, bottles of vegetable oil and cash to members of the church.

This is to help mitigate the harsh impact of the government’s order to Nigerians to stay at home to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

Members of the church on Friday and Saturday thronged to the church premises, after Nwachukwu announced on the church’s Facebook page, inviting members to come for food items in the church.

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The pastor said that the reason for the gesture was to ensure that members stayed well, even as they stayed at home.

He said, “To all the families worshipping at Rhema Deliverance Mission, Awka, you are by this notice invited to come to the Church from 10 am tomorrow, Friday, 3rd of April, 2020 to collect a small token from the church to support you in this trying period.

“The support will be given in families. We shall observe social distancing and hand sanitizing. Everybody should not come at the same time. May God keep us alive to declare his good works in the land in the land of the living. Amen, he said.”

Meanwhile, the disbursement took place on Friday and extended into Saturday as members jettisoned the appeal for social distancing and besieged the church for the food items.

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Newsmen report that members went home with two bags of 5kg rice, a bottle of vegetable oil and a cash gift of N1,000.

Some members of the church who expressed happiness praised the pastor for his magnanimity, while also stating that he had proven that the church is not only a place to make donations but has shown that the church cares for its members too.

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JUST IN: Reps reject castration as punishment for rapists

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The House of Representatives has voted against a prayer seeking to recommend castration for rapists.

The House, at the plenary on Thursday, considered and adopted a motion on the rising cases of sexual violence in Nigeria.

A member, Mr James Faleke, had recommended that persons found guilty of rape should be castrated.

Just before the prayer was subjected to a voice vote, the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, however, asked what would happen to an older female who rapes a younger male.

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The comment generated noise in the chamber, reports say.

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After 14-years in coma, ‘sleeping’ Saudi Prince moves his head for the first time (Video)

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Joy unfolds as Saudi Arabia prince, Khalid Bin Talal moves his head for the first time and gives hope of living after being in coma for fourteen years.

All over the world, many are saying a word of prayer for the ‘Sleeping Prince’ as he still lays on his bed for more than a decade.

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During one of the sessions where he was receiving treatment whilst in a coma, Khalid miraculously moved his head from side to side.

The action was captured on tape and from the video, we could a reaction from Khalid’s caretakers as they could not believe what had just happened.

The doctors and some family members could not hide their excitement and the video has since garnered tons of joyful remarks from social media.

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JUST IN: Registration of religious, social centers begins in Lagos

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Covid-19: Lagos rolls out guidelines to reopen businesses post-lockdown

The Lagos State Safety Commission has opened a register for religious and social centres in its domain.

The registration of such centres is in preparation for their full reopening.

It is also in furtherance of the Register-to-Open initiative of the state government, as directed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the commission explained in a statement by Lanre Mojola, its Director-General.

The statement reads:

“Further to the directive of Mr Governor with respect to the Register-to-Open initiative of Lagos State government, we hereby confirm that all religious and social centres (social clubs, event centres, restaurants, bars, night clubs, spas, cinemas and gyms) within the state can commence the registration process on the designated portal www.lasgsafetyreg.com immediately.”

Giving an update relating to the COVID-19 pandemic in the state on May 17, the governor said the government was considering full reopening of the economy, including critical sectors like tourism and hospitality, sporting, event centres, cinemas, entertainment, and religious gatherings.

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He, however, said businesses in these sectors would have to undergo re-registration before reopening and that the Lagos State Safety Commission and Environmental Protection Agency (LASEPA) would be visiting offices and business premises to assess the level of their readiness to resume operation.

Sanyo-Olu said:

“We are at a level where we are reviewing the other arms of the economy. In the coming days, we will be starting what we call Register-to-Open, which means all players in the restaurant business, event centres, entertainment, malls and cinemas will go through a form of re-registration and space management.

“There is a regulation that will be introduced to supervise this move. We will be coming to their facilities to assess their level of readiness for a future opening.

“I don’t know when that opening will happen in the weeks ahead but we want these businesses to begin to tune themselves to the reality of COVID-19 with respect to how their work spaces need to look like.”

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